February 18, 2012
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Tim Tebow and worship of darkness
Why do some people get upset by even fleeting displays of piety while they remain unbothered by all the filth that is being spewed out by our culture?
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - Higher Things by Vasko Kohlmayer for Communities @WashingtonTimes.com
MOSCOW, February 14, 2012 – Speaking about Tim Tebow's on-field praying, David Silverman, president of American Atheists, said the Denver Bronco quarterback is “full of crap.” According to Silverman, Tebow's public display of faith is not appropriate. “Pray in the closet” is his advice.
Here is a question: Why do some people get so upset by even fleeting displays of piety while they remain largely unbothered by all the filth that is being constantly spewed out by our culture?
Everywhere we turn – whether we switch on the television, open a mass-market magazine, go to the movies or listen to popular music – we see evidence of the moral decay that pervades our culture. What we encounter is a constant stream of blasphemy, cursing, lies, fornication and sexual perversion.
Case in point: On the same day David Silverman made his comments about Tim Tebow, Inside TV reported that a toddler will say the f-word on an ABC sitcom next week. A two-and-a-half year-old character shall mouth the ugly utterance in front of the camera. The show is called Modern Family, and its creators describe it as a family friendly series. Most critics of Tebow will probably see nothing wrong with a toddler saying one of the most vulgar words in the English language on national television. In fact, the coarse moment will likely draw both laughs and ratings. But when Tim Tebow quietly bows down on a football field...(Click here to continue reading)
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